Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 10, 1974 · Page 14
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 14

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, May 10, 1974
Page 14
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GirVs Best Friend Still is a Solitaire, Diamond That is By Joy Stilley NEW YORK (AP) - Wedding traditions may be changing in many respects, but engagement rings are still in style and the diamond solitaire remains a girl's best friend. Next in popularity are sapphires, followed by emerals, rubies and pearls. The round, brilliant-cut diamond continues to be the favorite for engagement solitaires, according to officials at Tiffany & Co., though some prefer the graceful, boat-shaped marquise, the straight-sided emeral-cut or the pear-shaped diamond. "There has been no letdown in the buying of engagement rings — every woman alive wants one. But people began asking for something different, so we're giving it to them," said Tiffany designer Donald Claflin, who has created a new "Tiffany setting." The old Tiffany setting, invented over 100 years ago and standard ever since, is a gold or , platinum ring with a brilliant-cut solitaire held by six platinum prongs. The new setting, which has been copyrighted, is a solitaire diamond set between concentric spheres of eighter gold or platinum. "The time was ripe for producing a new type setting but it couldn't be too radical because you still .want a soft, simple feeling," explained Clafin. "It still has the quietness of the original Tiffany setting, which I think will be around 300 years from now. "The new design is a piece of sculpture, rather than jewelry," he added. "I got the idea from taking two wedding bands and moving them around together. Arid there it was, crisscrossed, BRIDAL SHOWKH FOR 12. For luncheon or supper the main course can be an elegant Seafood Newburg served in tart shells. We Rent Formal Wear For all occasions Dearduffs have available an outstanding selection of the latest formal fashions and accessories for all occasions. Formal wear rental is the smartest way to look your best and economical too. Clothing For Men and Young Men Westgate Mall DEARDUFF'S with the symbolism of two rings together." When it comes to buying the ring , almost every man brings the girl along, the sales staff at Tiffany notes. However, he often comes in a few days in advance to check on prices and when he brings his fiancee the salesman will show them a selection in the desired price range. Buying wedding bands is also a joint enterprise, they report. And as many at 50 per cent of the men shopping at Tiffany with prospective brides get wedding bands too. The store estimates that as many as 20 per cent of the couples buy rings matched in design but of different widths, while 10 per cent get identical bands. "Men's bands were less popular for awhile but they are increasing in popularity as men are becoming more interested in jewelry," Claflin said. "Men's wedding rings are becoming more designed, rather than being merely a plain gold band." BRIDAL LUNCHEON SHOWER. A sandwich loaf, frosted with cream cheese and garnished with toasted walnuts, may be served with a tossed green salad as the main course. FTS BRIDE From THE GIFT BOUTIQUE at the Coast-to-Coast Store The Coast to Coast "Gift Boutique" features a .wide selection of all the newest in housewares, small appliances and unusual gift ideas. When in need of a gift for any occasion shop the Coast to Coast Store in Westgate Mall. We Invite ALL BRIDES TO REGISTER in our BRIDAL GIFT REGISTRY As a convenience to your friends and in many cases to help avoid duplication of gifts, we invite brides- to-be or their mothers to register their gift selections in our Bridal Registry. Famous Brand Names Featured In The Gift Boutique Dept. * Sunbeam Appliances * Hamilton Beach Appliances * General Electric Appliances * Mirro Matic * Libbey Glassware * Kromex Chromeware * Colonial Candles * Ironstone Dinnerware * Pyrex Cook Ware * Revere and Flint * Westbend Teflon Cook Ware * Corelle Dinnerware * Revere and Flint stainless steel * Farberware COAST TO COAST Elmer Friedman Westgate Mall, Carroll STORE Duane Taphorn

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